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Weekly Current Affairs : • Justice Arijit Pashayat, the Vice-Chairman of the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigating Team (SIT) on black money, on 2 March 2017 said so far the amount of unearthed black money from across the country stands to – Rs 70 thousand crore

• This city has retained its number one position in the annual city governance ranking ASCIS 2016 – Thiruvananthapuram
• The term SWATHI that was in news referred to a – Weapon Locating Radar
• The former President of the USA, who authored the book Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors is – George W Bush
• 2017 International Yoga festival started in – Uttarakhand
• Person conferred with the 2017 Harvard Humanitarian of the Year award – Robyn Rihanna Fenty

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Weekly Current Affairs : • The week long Swachh Shakti Saptah was inaugurated in – Haryana
• Movie that won the Audience Award at the Glasgow Film Festival 2017 – Lipstick Under My Burkha
• The university that won the annual Visitor’s Award for the Best University 2017 is – Jawaharlal Nehru University
• The Union Government recently notified the Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Act, 2017, which is introduced in the
public interest for – the cessation of liabilities on the specified bank notes
• The Pakistani diplomat appointed as the Secretary-General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation is – Amjad Hussain B Sial

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Weekly Current Affairs : • The country that recently won the Most Popular Tourism Destination Award at the Guangzhou International Travel Fair (GITF) in China is – Sri Lanka
• The High Court of this state has directed the state government not to allow any NGO to operate bird care centres in residential areas of the city – Gujarat
• This state’s government has sent a proposal to the Centre to set up the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) in the State – Tripura
• The United Nations envoy on human rights of this country called for the creation of a Commission of Inquiry (COI), the UN’s highest-level probe, to investigate abuses in the country – Myanmar
• In another blow to the ISIS, Syrian troops backed by Russian jets completed the recapture of the historic city of – Palmyra

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Weekly Current Affairs : • The Apex Court said its verdict allowing construction of this project in Haryana and Punjab has to be implemented – the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal
• Union Government approved over these many Post Graduate seats in medical colleges and hospitals across the country for the academic session 2017-18 – 4000
• The historic Cotton College will cease to exist with the Assam government today proposing to convert it into a university to sort out several conflicting issues with the existing – Cotton College State University
Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has clarified that Aadhaar is mandatory for the time being only for final settlement of – Pension and not in withdrawal cases
• The Indian shooter who won the gold medal in the 50m men’s air pistol event at the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi is – Jitu Rai
• The person named as India’s next Ambassador to the World Trade Organisation is – J S Deepak
• The cricketer who won the BCCI Polly Umrigar Award 2015-2016 is – Virat Kohli
• The person recently appointed as the Head Coach of the India U-17 team for the FIFA U-17 World Cup is – Luis Norton de Matos

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Weekly Current Affairs : • Person appointed as Chief Commissioner of Right to Services (RTS) of Maharashtra – Swadheen Kshatriya
• Theme of 2017 International Rare Disease Day – Research
• Loan amount sanctioned by the World Bank (WB) for the Tejaswini project – USD 63 million
• Country that was granted the approval for visa-free travel to the European Union by the member states recently – Georgia
• It is from a submarine of this class, the Indian Navy successfully test-fired an anti-ship missile – INS Kalvari
• This company won the 7th National Award for Technology Innovation in Petrochemicals and Downstream Plastics Processing
Industry in the category of Innovation in Polymeric Materials – Reliance Industries
• This State Government presented the Budget 2017-18 recently with an outlay of Rs 1,06,911 crore – Odisha
• This country is planning to cancel visa-free entry for North Koreans – Malaysia

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Weekly Current Affairs : • He has been elected as Sudan’s first Prime Minister ever since Bashir took over as the President of the country in 1989 through a  military coup- Hassan Saleh
• UK’s House of Lords voted to amend the Brexit Bill to protect the rights of – EU citizens living in UK
• The National Green Tribunal has ordered a ban on camping activities within 100 m of – Ganga
Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL), Hyderabad, a premier research laboratory of Defence Research and
Development Organization (DRDO) has signed the Licensing Agreement for Transfer of Technology of High Nitrogen Steel (HNS)
for armour applications with – Jindal Stainless (Hisar) Limited (JSHL)
• Report by the Internet and Mobile Association of India and Indian Market Research Bureau states that – Internet users in India will cross 450 million by June 2017
• This state government has signed an agreement with Invest India to promote start-ups and MSME sector of the state – Odisha
• The ‘Working Group on Migration’ that on 1 March 2017 submitted its report to the union government was headed by – Partha Mukhopadhay
• The senior IPS officer appointed as the Director of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy is – D R Doley Barman
• The senior tribal leader from Chhattisgarh who assumed charge of the Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes is – Nand Kumar Sai

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Weekly Current Affairs : • The theme for the Zero Discrimination Day 2017 that was observed recently is – Make Some Noise for Zero Discrimination
• This senior IAS officer was appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Maharashtra – Sumit Mullick
• This state is going to host the river festival called ‘Namami Brahmaputra’ – Assam
• This state’s government has decided to appoint a teacher to monitor cleanliness in all of its high schools – Assam
Donald Trump in his first address to the Congress called for the introduction of this system to do away with lower-skilled immigration- Merit-based immigration system
• Noted play writer Tarak Mehta passed away recently. He belonged to – Gujarat
• It is from the coast of this State, India successfully test-fired Prithivi supersonic interceptor missile – Odisha

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Weekly Current Affairs : • The Hamari Dharohar Scheme, which was in news recently, is implemented by the – Union Ministry of Minority Affairs
• This multilateral agency launched the Economic Survey of India 2017 recently – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
• The National Consultation Workshop on Urban Development was held in – New Delhi
• India’s first Antyodaya Express was launched by the Railways Ministry recently. The express will run between – Ernakulam and Howrah
• Fully unreserved train that as flagged off by the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu for common people – Antyodaya Express

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• Person accredited as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Togo with residence in Accra – Birender Singh Yadav
• She will chair the reserve bank’s inter-disciplinary standing committee on cyber security – Meena Hemchandra, Executive Director, RBI
• National Tiger Conservation Authority banned this news network from shooting in Indian tiger reserves for next five years – British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
• This Indian Foreign services officer has been appointed as the new spokesperson of India’s Ministry of External Affairs – Gopal Baglay
• This cricketer was named ‘Captain of the Year’ at the 10th annual ESPNcricinfo awards – Virat Kohli
• The young bowler was given the ‘Debutant of the Year’ title at the ESPNcricinfo awards – Mehedi Hasan Miraz
• This British-born 7 foot 7 inch tall ‘Game of Thrones’ actor passed away at the age of 36 – Neil Fingleton
Weekly Current Affairs : • Chennai high court has directed the state government to uproot – Neelakaruvelam trees
• Beach in Andaman’s that features in TripAdvisor’s ‘World’s Travellers’ Choice Award-Winning Beaches’ is – Radhanagar beach on the Havelock Island
• He was appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of Jammu and Kashmir – Khursheed A Ganai
• Size of the annual state budget of Bihar for Financial Year 2017-18 is – Rs 160085 lakh crore
• 2017 Mobile World Congress will be hosted by – Barcelona
• Indian city that was named as the Richest Indian city as per the New World Wealth report 2017 – Mumbai
• State that launched India’s first post office passport service centre – Madhya Pradesh
• Person appointed as the Brand Ambassador of Sightsavers recently – Kabir Bedi
• The football club that won the 2016–17 EFL Cup is – Manchester United

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Weekly Current Affairs : • Former Union Minister P. Shiv Shankar recently passed away. He was first elected to the Lok Sabha from – Secunderabad
• A Mayan Jade pendant with unique inscription was recently found in – Belize
• The author of the book titled ‘The Ocean at the End of the Lane’ who was recently appointed as
UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador is – Neil Gaiman
• National Science Day was observed across India on 28 February with the year’s theme – “Science and Technology for Specially Abled Persons”
• National Science Day is annually observed across India on 28 February to mark the discovery of –
the Raman Effect by Indian physicist Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman
• The UK-India Year of Culture 2017 recently kicked off in London.
The purpose of the celebration is – to celebrate the deep cultural ties between the two nations and the 70th year of Indian Independence
• The Indian Navy’s month-long annual theatre level exercise that recently concluded on the Western Seaboard is – TROPEX 2017

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Weekly Current Affairs : • The movie that won the 89th Academy Awards for the Best Picture is – Moonlight
• The winner of the 89th Academy Awards for the Best Actor is – Casey Affleck
• India’s first hill station bicycle path was inaugurated in –  Darjeeling
• Purpose of Saathiya Resource Kit that was launched by Union Government recently – To provide information on adolescent related issues
• Bollywood actress appointed as the new Brand Ambassador for Swachh Bharat Mission – Shilpa Shetty
• The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje inaugurated this new medical project at
• This Indian state has announced that it would soon be banning the use of polythene bags – Jharkhand

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• The 22nd edition of this event, which is known as the world’s largest annual food and beverage exhibition,
was inaugurated on 26 March 2017 –Gulfood 2017
• This robot table tennis tutor, world’s first, sets a new Guinness record – FORPHEUS
• Kalinga Lancers lifted the fifth edition Hockey India League title by defeating – Dabang Mumbai, 4-1
• She won the women’s title in the second edition of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon – Monika Athare
• He won the men’s title in the second edition of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon – Thanackal Gopi

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Weekly Current Affairs : • Haryana has established an online system for monitoring the Gender-ratio for the district – Panipat
• The freedom fighter whose 86th martyrdom day was observed on 27 February 2017 is – Chandra Shekhar Azad
• The amount that will spend by the Union Government for providing high-quality facilities to sports persons and 200 trainers
that will be recruited soon in the Sports Authority of India is – Rs 350 crore
• The state whose number of workdays under the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee scheme was
increased by the UnioN Government in February 2017 from the existing 100 days to 150 days is – Tamil Nadu
• France will send a contingent of counter-terror forces within three days to help the army in this country
after militants ambushed a military patrol killing 16 – Niger
India’s First Post Office Passport Seva Kendra has started functioning in Vidisha district headquarters of – Madhya Pradesh

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